Maroons player ratings for Origin III

Queensland mounted a late comeback but fell just short against the Blues on Wednesday.

1. Cameron Munster - Looked dangerous every time he touched the ball and was the game's best player in first half. Ran for 162 metres. 8.5

2. Corey Oates - Made a few mistakes but was huge in attack with 214 metres from 18 runs. Almost stole it at the death. 7.5

14. Moses Mbye - Brought into the centres late in place of Michael Morgan and ran for 101 metres while making five tackles. 6

4. Will Chambers - Strong with 146 metres but stood off Tedesco which allowed the Blues' go-ahead try in the second half. 7

5. Dane Gagai - Worked hard but couldn't stamp his mark on the action when the game was there to be won. Ran for 101 metres. 6.5

6. Corey Norman - Gave away an early penalty but set up the opening try and kicked well until putting one out on the full in the second half. 6.5

7. Daly Cherry-Evans - Toiled hard all night and made 24 tackles before setting up Josh Papalli's try to draw Queensland level in the dying minutes. 8

8. Joe Ofahengaue - Ran for 75 metres and made 25 tackles. Played with plenty of vigour and has a big future in Origin. 6.5

9. Ben Hunt - Solid out of dummy-half all night and made 33 tackles. More than serviceable shift. 7

10. Josh Papalii - Fierce in attack and defence with some enormous runs in his 90 metres. Scored the equaliser in the final minutes. 8

11. Felise Kaufusi - Scored the opening try from a beautiful Corey Norman grubber. Ran for 88 metres and making 17 tackles. 7.5

18. Ethan Lowe - A late call up after for Matt Gillett, started and took on goal-kicking duties. Made a charge down to set up Papalii's try then booted the conversion. Made 47 tackles. Incredible debut. 9

13. Josh McGuire - Close to Maroons best forward. Ferocious in attack and made 45 tackles while also sparking the comeback with a try in the second half. 8

3. Michael Morgan - Copped friendly fire from Josh Maguire and was knocked out cold in the 48th minute. 6

15. Christian Welch - Made 17 tackles and ran for 62 metres. 6.5

16. Tim Glasby - Minimal impact with 23 metres and 11 tackles. 6

17. David Fifita - Ran for 19 metres and made 15 tackles. 6.

Source AAP

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